Alexandra C.

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Junior with senior status at Temple University. Psychology major interested in researching human sexuality, autism, school violence, or language development. I have minors in criminal justice and biology. I am also a CareerVillage intern!

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Alexandra C. Dec 07, 2016

What majors do you recommend in order to be an ethnomusicologist?

I am currently enrolled in a World Musics class at my university, and I find the field of ethnomusicology fascinating. However, I'm curious what majors lead to this. There's music, obviously, but this doesn't prepare one for understanding other cultures. It seems that sociology would be equally...

#ethnomusicology #world-cultures #music #college-major #musicology #world-music

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Alexandra C. Oct 12, 2016

For female professionals: Have you even encountered any obstacles obtaining leadership positions because of your gender, and if so, how did you handle those challenges?

I've always had slight concerns about being a woman pursuing a historically male-dominated field (in my case, psychology research/professorship), and I was curious what have been the experiences of women in leadership positions. Was it difficult getting where you are because of your gender? Are...

#women-in-stem #women-in-engineering #women-in-leadership #women-in-higher-ed #women-in-tech #leadership #women #sexism

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Alexandra C. Oct 11, 2016

What are some areas of telecommunications that will see the most growth in the coming decade or so?

I'm curious about what specific types of jobs are in demand now or will become more in demand within the next few years. This could even include positions that don't exist currently, but might in the future once technological innovations call for it. #communications #telecommunications...

#job-outlook #verizon

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Alexandra C. Oct 07, 2016

Is a double major in psychology and neuroscience worth it to get an edge on graduate school applications?

I am currently a freshman psychology major and I'm about to add a neuroscience double major because I think it might help me get into a better grad school. The problem is that I'm afraid that this double major might take time away that I could be using for internships/research, etc. It's...

#internships #neuroscience #psychology #academic-advising #graduate-school #research #double-major #scheduling

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Alexandra C. Oct 06, 2016

In your experience, are psychology internships *or* research experience more important for acceptance to graduate school?

I'm currently an underclassman, however I'd like to gain some quality experience for grad school. Considering that I'm looking to become a professor who conducts research, I thought that in my case pursuing research experience might be the better call. Is this the correct type of thinking, or...

#research #internships #psychology #resume #graduate-school #experience

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Alexandra C. Oct 05, 2016

How do you ask a professional to do an informational interview with you?

I am currently a freshman in a professional development for psychology class, and we have an assignment to talk to someone in a position of our choice for an informational interview. I was considering talking to someone from the Kinsey institute since I might want to volunteer there in grad...

#career #interviews #career-path #professional-development #communication

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Alexandra C. Oct 05, 2016

What are some key tips for connecting with faculty within your major so that you can eventually do research with someone?

I am currently a freshman in psychology and neuroscience, but I'd like to start getting to know my professors now so that I have a solid network when it comes time to get some research experience. What are some key ways to connect with faculty, and how do you approach the process of finding...

#research #neuroscience #psychology #undergraduate #professors

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Alexandra C. Oct 05, 2016

When should psychology majors looking to pursue a Ph.D. program plan to enter said program?

I'm currently a freshman psychology major, but I want to start planning early for what I want to do upon graduating with my bachelors. I'd like to become a psychology professor and researcher. I've heard a number of different options for this...1.) You can attend a grad program straight out of...

#research #college-admissions #psychology #graduate-programs #graduate-school